The Assembly’s structural assets include the following types of
- Concrete culverts
- Corrugated metal culverts
- Pedestrian or cattle underpasses
- Retaining walls
- Sign gantries and High masts for lighting or cameras.
Accurate records of structures is an important means of managing
the programmed inspections and identifying works required or
previously carried out.
The Asset Condition Team is responsible
for establishing and maintaining a programme of inspection of all
structures to ensure the safety of road users and to identify works
which are necessary to maintain the structures in a serviceable
Types of inspections carried out include
- general inspections
- principal inspections
- superficial inspections
- special inspections and
- underwater inspections.
reports are analysed to assess the defects identified. Remedial
works of a routine nature are added to a programme or designs
procured for larger scale repairs or improvements.
The team is responsible for ensuring that all works proposed or
carried out provide value for money in terms of whole life